Posted by Emily Hart on 2011-04-14

Geri Beers, professor in Samford University’s Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, attended the "Simulation in Health Care: Where No One Has Gone Before" conference March 22-25 in Orlando, Fla. The conference was sponsored by Drexel University.

Beers did a presentation on a study she conducted with Vicki Rochester, Samford assistant professor of nursing. Their study tried to determine if the use of simulation had any effect on test scores for the nursing students in their class. Beer teaches Adult Health Nursing course, and Rochester teaches the Nursing Care of Childbearing Families course.

"It was one of the best conferences I have attended about simulation,” said Beers.

This spring marks the fourth semester that Samford’s nursing program has had patient simulators. “Dean [Nena] Sanders did a great job of educating the faculty through speakers and conferences about effectively using simulators before and after we starting using them, but it has been a steep learning curve,” said Beers.

Beers has taught at Samford since 1991.




About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.